On Space http://aviationweek.com/blog/6698/feed On Space en SpaceX to Launch SES-9 Atop Falcon 9 http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-launch-ses-9-atop-falcon-9 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>SpaceX&nbsp;is ready to launch the SES-9 commercial communications satellite for Luxembourg fleet operator SES on Feb. 24. But the Hawthorne, Calif.-based company&nbsp;will not&nbsp;attempt a land-based recovery of the Falcon 9 core stage, owing to performance requirements needed to get the 5,330-kg spacecraft to geosynchronous orbit in the first quarter of this year.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-launch-ses-9-atop-falcon-9" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-launch-ses-9-atop-falcon-9#comments Blog Space Europe North America On Space Tue, 23 Feb 2016 22:55:00 +0000 1414061 at http://aviationweek.com North Pole of Saturn's Moon Enceladus Seen In Fresh Detail http://aviationweek.com/blog/north-pole-saturns-moon-enceladus-seen-fresh-detail <div class="node-body blog-body">Scientists expected the north polar region of Enceladus to be heavily cratered, based on low-resolution images from the Voyager mission, but the new high-resolution Cassini images show a landscape of stark contrasts.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/north-pole-saturns-moon-enceladus-seen-fresh-detail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/north-pole-saturns-moon-enceladus-seen-fresh-detail#comments Blog Space On Space Mon, 19 Oct 2015 16:14:00 +0000 1366491 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Offers Its Patents To Start-ups http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-offers-its-patents-start-ups <div class="node-body blog-body">NASA is offering commercial startups initial no fee access to hundreds of its patented technologies as a means of creating greater access to new U. S. developed products and services.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-offers-its-patents-start-ups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasa-offers-its-patents-start-ups#comments Blog Space On Space Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:06:00 +0000 1363801 at http://aviationweek.com Russian Progress International Space Station Cargo Delivery a Success http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-international-space-station-cargo-delivery-success <div class="node-body blog-body">"A flawless six hour journey for the Progress 61 vehicle, every step of the way," said Rob Navias, NASA public affairs officer, from the agency's Mission Control, where Thursday's Russian Progress launch and docking were monitored. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-international-space-station-cargo-delivery-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-international-space-station-cargo-delivery-success#comments Space On Space Thu, 01 Oct 2015 22:55:00 +0000 1361631 at http://aviationweek.com The Martian's NASA Landing Successful http://aviationweek.com/blog/martians-nasa-landing-successful <div class="node-body blog-body">"We never forget how serious the physics is," Rex Walheim, who leads the exploration branch of NASA's astronaut office, told his Hollywood guests. "We've lost friends in the business." </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/martians-nasa-landing-successful" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/martians-nasa-landing-successful#comments Space On Space Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:08:00 +0000 1356941 at http://aviationweek.com Soyuz Landing Returns Russian Record Setter http://aviationweek.com/blog/soyuz-landing-returns-russian-record-setter <div class="node-body blog-body">"That's it guys," Soyuz commander Gennady Padalka told crewmates moments before touchdown. "You can relax now." </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/soyuz-landing-returns-russian-record-setter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/soyuz-landing-returns-russian-record-setter#comments Space On Space Sat, 12 Sep 2015 00:46:00 +0000 1354151 at http://aviationweek.com NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Reveals Mysterious Bright Spots On Planet CeresĀ  http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-reveals-mysterious-bright-spots-planet-ceres <div class="node-body blog-body">New imagery from NASA's Dawn mission spacecraft reveals the ever increasing mystique of the dwarf planet Ceres and its gleaming white spots.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-reveals-mysterious-bright-spots-planet-ceres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-reveals-mysterious-bright-spots-planet-ceres#comments Blog Space On Space Thu, 10 Sep 2015 17:03:00 +0000 1353321 at http://aviationweek.com Strange Crater Shape Leads to Enormous Mars Underground Ice Discovery http://aviationweek.com/blog/strange-crater-shape-leads-enormous-mars-underground-ice-discovery <div class="node-body blog-body">"Craters should be bowl shaped, but this one had terraces," said Ali Bramson, University of Arizona graduate student researcher.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/strange-crater-shape-leads-enormous-mars-underground-ice-discovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/strange-crater-shape-leads-enormous-mars-underground-ice-discovery#comments Space On Space Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:13:00 +0000 1350241 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Terraced craters on the lava plains of&nbsp;Mars&#39; Arcadia Planitia top large ice deposit. AGU Photo.</p> U. S. Astronauts Ready To Taste Space Greenhouse Lettuce http://aviationweek.com/blog/u-s-astronauts-ready-taste-space-greenhouse-lettuce <div class="node-body blog-body">NASA specialists recently signaled the all clear for nibbling.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/u-s-astronauts-ready-taste-space-greenhouse-lettuce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/u-s-astronauts-ready-taste-space-greenhouse-lettuce#comments Space On Space Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:45:00 +0000 1342301 at http://aviationweek.com NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Maneuvers For InSight http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-maneuvers-insight <div class="node-body blog-body">"This will put us in the right place at the right time," said Dan Johnston, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter project manager.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-maneuvers-insight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-maneuvers-insight#comments Blog Space On Space Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:19:00 +0000 1339131 at http://aviationweek.com